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The Saracens Head

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Updated 04/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Canal-side restaurant with good food and service, in countryside location
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 October 2020 via mobile

Great food, reasonably priced, friendly staff and picturesque location. Would highly recommend, especially on dry days when you can sit outside next to the canal.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Had meal last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. They’ve done a fantastic job distancing tables from one another and placing screens discreetly. Lovely atmosphere with soft lighting. Slight mix-up with order was swiftly and courteously dealt with. Have to say that the food was best...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

Lovely weekend out on the boat just a short trip from the marina at the Saracens Head. Lovely meal in the well set out socially distanced environment of the pub with unobtrusive screens between tables on Friday 9/10/20. I had the belly pork with black...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Ordered one of the sweet boxes and they’re amazing! Great value, lovely fresh homemade cakes and Covid safe environment when collecting them. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

We were fvisiting Southport and wanted to find a restaurant for a meal on the way home. Found this via Trip Advisor - and so glad we did. Lovely location by the canal, and impressive inside. Food and service were great and we will definitely...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 7 October 2020

Excellent food and service, the standards never drop here, and looking forward to our next visit already. Superb!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020

Superb meal, it was so delicious, excellent service, very friendly staff and great value. Beautifully decorated and lovely setting along the canal bank

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

Returning from Liverpool by narrowboat in a howling wind we spied this lovely pub in the distance and joy upon joy they had a mooring outside. The pub is Covid compliant, very cosy and the food was exceptional and very welcome to hungry boaters.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Visited this week for a change of scenery, guidelines are very carefully followed, precautions in place make things feel safe. As always the food was absolutely perfectly delicious! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Stopped of for late lunch while cycling down the canal. Great location. Ordered fish n chips, best ive had by far. And the coffe is better than expected. Will be returning for more.

Date of visit: September 2020
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6 October 2019|
Response from ianlE38BM | Reviewed this property |
Yeah don't bother
6 July 2016|
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
Outside only I would imagine but phone the Saracens Head and ask. They are very pleasant staff.
1 March 2016|
Response from U7144DMmarkb | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. The menu has “EB” against certain dishes covered by the early bird offer.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Saracens Head
    Is The Saracens Head implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, The Saracens Head is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is The Saracens Head rated?
    The Saracens Head is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5